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April 2007

We hope everyone had a Happy Easter.

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Stuart Liddell Inveroran CD

New items

  • Stuart Liddell - Inveroran CD
  • Michael Grey - Shambolica! CD

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April Specials, Check out our website for details.

Free pipe case with purchase of each new set of pipes.

May 1st - Early registration due for Lake Diefenbaker Pipe School

May 19th - Moose Jaw Highland Games

May 20th - Regina Highland Games

May 26th - Tattoo in Regina

May 31st-June 2 - Mosaic in Regina

List of Events
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Feature Article
Black Watch Tartan

Kirkin' o' the Tartan After the Battle of Culloden on April 16, 1746, the English Parliament banned wearing tartan, speaking Gaelic, Scottish music, dancing, or playing the pipes. Any person caught doing anything of these could be shot on sight, arrested, or exiled to the colonies. This ban lasted for 36 years.

Legend says the Highlanders devised a plan to hide a piece of tartan in their clothing during church. At a set time during the service, they would hold the tartan and bless it. When the Scots were forced to fight for the British Army, it is said that the women would take a piece of their tartan to the Kirk (church) to be blessed and to pray for protection of their clan. Thus came the Scottish celebration known as the Kirkin' O' the Tartan.

Since 1941, the Kirkin' O' the Tartan has been practiced throughout Canada and the U.S. Instead of hiding the tartan, during the ceremony a representative of each clan place pieces of tartan on the church alter to be blessed.

The Kirkin' O' the Tartan occurs on Reformation Sunday, the Sunday closest to Oct. 31, and in April.

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Rauncie Kinnaird
Kinnaird Bagpipes
Phone: 306-249-2939